A roadside bomb explosion killed the police chief of South-eastern Khost province of Afghanistan, the security officials confirmed.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for Ministry of Interior, confirmed that a roadside bomb went off in Nader Shah Kot district of Khost late on Thursday, killing General Ahmad Babazai, the Police Chief of Khost province.

Arian further added that Gen. Babazai was leading a counter-terrorism in Zeni Khel area of the district when the incident took place.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban militants and terrorists belonging to other groups often use improvised explosive devices to target the security forces and government officials.

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